Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fall Fun

The weather here has been absolutely beautiful lately! We are enjoying being outside and enjoying time with friends. We got to go to a super fun birthday party at Underwood farms at the beginning of the month. It was a fun treat as we have gone as a family but don't do the extra stuff, this time we got to do it all. The kids had a blast!
With some friends on a real wagon ride, horse and all

A tractor ride in cow trains

Riding the ponies

One day the girls wanted to be outside but needed to do their reading. So, we laid a towel on the grass and I let Carson skip rest time and this is what I found:

It always brings joy to my heart to see them enjoying things together

Our Thankful Tree
This year I wanted to do something more with thanksgiving. A few years ago we had done a thankful chart, but with all the varying ages in our house I wanted something more hands on. I saw the idea in a pottery barn kids catalogue (they were selling a felt one) and decided we could make one out of butcher paper. I bought a bunch of fun fall paper and we spent a family night cutting out leaves. A few times a week we take some time to write things we are thankful for on leaves and put them on our tree. The kids love it and I love the reminders too! Kaylee is really cute with it as she can tell you which leaves are hers. she "writes" on them too!
We are excited about this next week off school and all of Tim's family coming to celebrate thanksgiving with us!

October 2010

October proved to be another busy month for us! It started off with our sweet Kaylee turning 2!

We enjoyed some soccer in the mud. Here is our goofy Grace trying to stay warm with her brothers sweatshirt

Kaylee has become quite independent these days. Everything is "me do." She can get herself dressed, put her shoes and socks on, put the plastic away from the dishwasher. She is getting too old too quick!

Carson being silly at a soccer game wearing the girls headband

Trying out her new umbrella in the rain

We also celebrated Caitlin turning 7. She had three girls from school over for a playdate for her birthday. Here is Carson trying to keep his boyishness present amongst all the girls!

Cait and her friends

Kaylee is now in a big girl bed! She has only fallen off once and is doing a great job staying in bed until we come get her in the morning (this did take some work though)

Dressing up for the Halloween movie night at school
(Spiderman, bridesmaid, '50's girl, and Minnie Mouse)

Halloween (Grace is Fancy Nancy, and Cait a bridesmaid)

We borrowed Kaylee's costume from a friend and she loved it. The week after Halloween she kept asking to wear it, ears and all, and would ask me to put her nose on too. Too Cute!